Category Archives: Cooking Basics

The great pie crust bake-off

Early in my diet, I was meeting a friend for lunch at a French bakery downtown. Not just any bakery, but the best one in town (that’s saying a lot for Olympia) with piles of decadent, buttery, carb-laden pastries, pies, … Continue reading

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Have your cake and eat it too

Now, I may have mentioned that baking things like low-carb cakes (that actually taste good) requires some weird ingredients. On the other hand, once you’ve tried this cake, you may decide it’s worth it. This is one of my solutions … Continue reading

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It’s all about the prep

Let’s face it – on a low-carb diet you pretty much have to cook a lot of food from scratch. Most processed foods are high in carbs, and much of what we once relied on for a quick or simple … Continue reading

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Everyday Roasting

Since it’s just after Christmas, I thought I’d kick off this blog with a typical holiday meal – the roast. Once upon a time, roasts used to be a common Sunday meal, but now most of us don’t even know … Continue reading

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